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Finished the Dutch Tree!

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So excited, I finished my Dutch tree this morning.

This is my second tree conquered as I have previously completed the French tree, however I had learned French at school (up to O-Level for those UK people old enough to remember them).

I have learnt Dutch from absolutely no knowledge at all. I do know a little bit of German which helped me for a short while, but not much past level 5.

Thank you Team Dutch for creating such an entertaining course, with so many sentences that made me laugh out loud, and the Duolingo Dutch Learners group on Facebook for keeping us all up to date on the important Dutch Duck news.

I can't wait to visit the Netherlands, speak Dutch and try my first poffertje.

It's been great fun. Now which shall I focus on next? Esperanto or Turkish, decisions, decisions.......

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mebestia

Congrats!

Can you tell us about what your skill level is in Dutch, at the point when you finish the tree? How well can you follow a Dutch TV show? How about radio? How much of a Dutch newspaper can you understand? How complex of a sentence do you feel comfortable forming before you have to go check if it's correct? Have you had conversations in Dutch? How'd they go? I don't have the best sense of how Duo trees map to other measures of skill.

As to Esperanto VS Turkish, Esperanto is a tiny bit useful in a lot of places. Turkish is very useful in specific places, and useless everywhere else. Do you have plans that will let you use Turkish soon? If not, I'd go with Esperanto first.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Proficiat! We're glad you liked our course! :) Maybe you could try poffertjes met pindakaas! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacquiOB
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That sounds rather nice!

3 years ago

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Gefeliciteerd!

If you're choosing between Esperanto or Turkish next, I'd say go for Esperanto if you want a relatively easy learning experience, but if you're looking for a challenge, try Turkish! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacquiOB
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I have decided to try the reverse Dutch tree. It is quite hard having to be really careful about how I spell my English! The Dutch from English course is very tolerant of typos in the English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Janice-S

Congratulations! I've just started a month ago so am still working my along. Any tips you have to share are welcome.

Good luck on your next language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacquiOB
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Thank you Maggie-May24. I see you have a good streak going already! My tips would be to just keep that streak going even if you only do one exercise each day. Also, if I got bogged down with a skill that I found really difficult I took a step back and spent a few days consolidating earlier skills so that I did not get too frustrated or disheartened.

Somehow it helped to clear my mind and then when I went back it would be a bit easier.

Veel succes!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzannexm
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Gefeliciteerd! Poffertjes zijn heerlijk ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Petja.
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Gefeliciteerd!

3 years ago

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Congratulations! So excited for you! :)

3 years ago

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Congratulations! I would do Esperanto first because you can most likely finish it pretty quickly and then move on to Turkish. Good luck with whichever you choose.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JesterxLady

Congratulations! Dutch is the first language I'm learning on here (I was learning it alongside German but, although vastly different, it just got very confusing for me initially, so I've put it on a backburner for now). I'm not even half way through yet, but I'm very excited to continue all the way to completion. =) Well done to you!

3 years ago

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Esperanto, it has more relations to English and Dutch. Also, I'm trying to conquer it. Any advice?

3 years ago